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Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

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Complete credited cast:
Richard Greene ...
Niall MacGinnis ...
Friar Tuck (as Niall McGinnis)
Richard Pasco ...
Edward, Earl of Newark
Sarah Branch ...
Vanda Godsell ...
The Prioress
Edwin Richfield ...
The Sheriff's Lieutenant
Charles Lamb ...
Old Bowyer
Dennis Lotis ...


The sheriff of Nottingham plots to confiscate the estate of the Lord of Bortrey, who has died on Crusade. The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks against this plot, and the sheriff plans to eliminate him. Robin Hood pretends to undertake the assassination of the Archbishop for the plotters; Maid Marion, meeting him thinks him the leader of a gang of murderers, and leads him into a trap. Written by Bruce Cameron <>

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25 January 1961 (USA)  »

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Das Schwert des Robin Hood  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Richard Greene (Robin Hood) was the only actor to reprise his role from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955). The other roles were played by an entirely new set of actors. See more »


In one scene, Robin is asked to shoot at a pumpkin. Pumpkins are a New World squash; the earliest references to Robin Hood are from about 1228, well before Columbus' voyage. See more »

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The movie begins and ends with a short song so as to be consistent with the TV series. The song at the end of the movie goes something like this: "And so Robin and his lady/returned to Sherwood Forest,/There to stay evermore." See more »


Version of Robin Hood: Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (1984) See more »


Troubadour Songs
Written by Stanley Black
Sung by Dennis Lotis
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26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

** (out of 4)

Hammer made their name by reworking Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy but here they try their hand at Robin Hood. Richard Greene plays Robin Hood while Peter Cushing tackles the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham but the end results are rather dull. Like their horror films, this film has the sexuality and violence picked up but director Terence Fisher doesn't bring anything else to the table. The 2.35:1 aspect ratio makes for some good looking scenes but none of the scenes contain any energy to keep the viewer going. Greene is pretty forgettable as Robin and Sarah Branch as Maid Marian comes off even worse. Cushing is good in his role and keeps the film from being worse than it is. Oliver Reed also has a small role.

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